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29th November 2022

The Official MENA Chart launches – Calm Down by Rema region’s first-ever #1

~ Brings definitive ranking to region; covers all major platforms across 13 MENA countries, utilising IFPI’s unique charts methodology ~ 29th November 2022 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has today announced the track Calm Down by Nigerian artist Rema as the first ever MENA #1, following the launch of the Official MENA Chart. […]

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17th November 2022

IFPI releases Engaging with Music 2022 Report

Download full report here. Download highlights infographic here. 17th November 2022 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, today released Engaging with Music 2022, a global report on how people around the world enjoy and engage with music. Based on the responses of more than 44,000 people in 22 countries, the report is the largest […]

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9th November 2022

Italian court upholds successful record company action against CloudFlare

Court of Milan dismisses CloudFlare’s appeal against preliminary injunction obtained earlier this year. 9th November 2022 – The Court of Milan has dismissed an appeal by CloudFlare against a preliminary injunction requiring it to stop providing its public DNS service to three notorious BitTorrent sites which were previously ordered to be blocked by local telecoms […]

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18th July 2022

Record companies in Italy take successful action against CloudFlare

18 July 2022 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has coordinated successful action taken by its members companies in Italy (Sony Music Entertainment Italy s.p.a., Universal Music Entertainment Italy s.r.l., Warner Music Italia s.r.l.) against CloudFlare. Following an application, supported locally by Italian anti-piracy group, FPM, and IFPI’s national group FIMI, […]

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22nd June 2022

Brazilian authorities coordinate large-scale action against infringing music services

22 June 2022 – Brazilian law enforcement authorities have coordinated a substantial series of actions as part of the fourth wave of ‘Operation 404’, an initiative to tackle infringing services on the internet, supported by IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil. The operation, which was initiated yesterday, is one of the largest of its kind and involves […]

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30th May 2022

IFPI and UAE Ministry of Economy sign landmark MoU to support local recorded music

30 May 2022 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the Ministry of Economy (MoE) of the United Arab Emirates today announced their joint signing of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the continuing growth of the UAE’s recorded music business.  The agreement, which is a first-of-its-kind for the region, lays the […]

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